Fun gets complicated at geeky theme parks
Sep 5, 2013 12:51 PM - Boasting obscure characters and detailed story lines, several new attractions opened at theme parks this summer in central Florida. The new rides and areas are much different from those just a generation ago, when Dumbo the Flying Elephant was considered high-tech. These days, a ride involving a simple, blue elephant just won't cut it. When did fun become so complicated? Theme park consultants say attractions need to be more detailed in the age of video games, smartphones and 3-D TVs.